Carris Reels, Inc. was founded in Rutland, Vermont, in 1951. The business' founder and owner, Henry Carris, made it his life’s work for over three decades to build the company on a foundation of operational excellence, offering custom solutions for the wire and cable industry. Product lines include wood, metal, plastic and recycled reels. Additionally and offered to customers at no cost, Carris Reels has developed a network of reel return depots and recycling centers where used reels are evaluated, repaired, and reintroduced into the wire and cable manufacturing process.
Having developed into a thriving manufacturing company in the 1980s by implementing start-ups and acquisitions, in addition to extending the company’s geographic outreach, Carris Reels, now headquartered in Proctor, VT, operates with 11 manufacturing plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico combined with 10 assembly/ warehouse locations. Carris Reels became 100% employee-owned in 2008 with over 750 employees nationwide, including 150 working full time in their VT facility.